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What is the problem with MTBE in gasoline?

October 14th, 2009

Episode 414 of 1067 episodes

Some gasoline contains MTBE, or methyl tertiary butyl ether. Find out why MTBE is added to gasoline in the first place, and why it's no longer a popular additive, in this episode of BrainStuff.

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